And the message on this sign is exactly why you see the windshield wiper in the bottom right edge of photo. No way was I getting out of my car to take this picture! These folks live about a half mile down the bayou from me.
This is their bayouside, where they keep all their shrimping and crabbing gear and where they dock their boats. I guess somebody helped themselves to something valuable.
It reminds me of a very unpleasant sign from my past . . .
taken three days after Rita made landfall 150 miles to the west of my bayoutown.
Yep, that’s my boat tied up to the house right there. I unhooked it from the boat trailer, so when the water rose up, the boat would float up easily without floating away.
And yep, that’s my attempt at spray painting a sign. My first ever, and hopefully my last.
With Tropical Storm Fay whipping around us today, the air outside feels too much like the hurricane days of 2005. It’s amazing how the feel of the air pressure, temperature, and wind brings back memories just like a smell might do.
White Shrimp Season Update: There are none.